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dogtrot

[ dawg-trot, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌtrɒt, ˈdɒg- /
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noun
a gentle trot, like that of a dog.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a covered passage or porch linking two parts of a house; breezeway.
verb (used without object), dog·trot·ted, dog·trot·ting.
to go or move at a gentle trot or a dogtrot.
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Origin of dogtrot

First recorded in 1655–65; dog + trot1
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British Dictionary definitions for dogtrot

dogtrot
/ (ˈdɒɡˌtrɒt) /

noun
a gently paced trot
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